Tap Gel

Lidocaine 10%, Prilocaine 10%, Tetracaine 4%, Phenylephrine 2% 

35g jar for $45 - BUD 90 days room temp from date of compounding

Using compounded topical anesthetics offers heightened anesthesia effects by combining multiple premium active pharmaceutical ingredients. Using our uniquely formulated anesthetics in the dental chair may reduce patient pain and anxiety, save dentists & patients time in the chair, and reduce the use of local injectable anesthetics. This novel combination of three active anesthetic ingredients results in a faster onset, more intensive numbing effect, and longer duration of action than commercially available products. TAP gel includes the vasoconstriction benefits of phenylephrine. Phenylephrine slows the rate of systemic absorption, increases the localization of the anesthetic, and decreases bleeding while offering pain relief.

Common Uses:

Using compounded topical anesthetics offers heightened anesthesia effects by combining multiple premium active pharmaceutical ingredients. Using our uniquely formulated anesthetics in the dental chair may reduce patient pain and anxiety, save dentists & patients time in the chair, and reduce the use of local injectable anesthetics. This novel combination of three active anesthetic ingredients results in a faster onset, more intensive numbing effect and longer duration of action than commercially available products. TAP gel includes the vasoconstriction benefits of phenylephrine. Phenylephrine slows the rate of systemic absorption, increases the localization of the anesthetic, and decreases bleeding while offering pain relief. 

Dentist/Hygienist Benefits:

Time saver for when a practitioner who would typically be waiting 2-3 minutes for pre-injection numbing, this product can be used which allows the practitioner to start in 1 minute for a local injectable. With a reduced risk of systemic toxicity, a practitioner can complete certain procedures, such as root planing, on specific areas of the whole mouth in a single visit without having to reschedule a second visit. Product use can reduce needle injections for certain procedures as stated in common uses. Patients that have a more pain-free experience and less anxiety/trauma are more likely to return and refer friends and family.

Application Instructions:

  1. Push the bottom of the jar containing anesthesia medication to produce a bead size amount of gel through the squirt lid (only need about 0.25g per area of application). 
  2. Use a cotton tip applicator to swipe gel from the lid and apply sparingly to mucosa. 
  3. Wipe off or rinse within 2-3 minutes of application to avoid sloughing of tissue. 
  4. Full anesthesia will occur in about 3-5 minutes of application and last around 45 min to 1 hour. 
  5. Practical application suggests tissue penetration depth ranges between 5-6mm on most patients. 
  6. If dental anesthetic gel will be used on the entire mouth for cleaning, anesthetize quadrants separately. Do not use on the entire mouth at once. 
  7. Can also be drawn into a syringe and used with a pre-bent disposable flow tip to inject into deeper pocket areas. 

WARNING: DENTAL ANESTHETIC GELS MAY CAUSE NECROSIS (SLOUGHING OFF OF TISSUE) IF LEFT ON TOO LONG. DO NOT LEAVE GEL ON MUCOSA LONGER THAN 2-3 MINUTES. An anesthetic gel containing phenylephrine may not be recommended for periodontal disease treatment where infection is present.